Google cancels Huawei’s Android license: What does it mean for the phones?

.In a major blow to Huawei, Google has suspended business with the company and cancelled the Android license for the Chinese smartphone company. So what will it mean for Huawei phones in the future?




.In a major blow to Huawei, Google has suspended business with the company, and cancelled the license for Android. Google is stopping transfer of hardware, software and technical services, according to an exclusive report by Reuters, and this move will also impact future updates to Huawei phones.

.The move comes as the US government has added Huawei to the ‘Entity List’, which means that US companies cannot do business with the Chinese telecom major without ‘explicit approval’ from the government. This comes in the mid of the ongoing trade war between the US and China.

.The big question though is what does it mean for Huawei users, given that the Android license has been cancelled.

.Will Android continue to run on my Huawei phone?
For now, it appears that Android will continue to work as it does on Huawei phones. This is crucial news is that those who are on Huawei phones. Android in an official statement said, “For Huawei users’ questions regarding our steps to comply w/ the recent US government actions: We assure you while we are complying with all US gov’t requirements, services like Google Play & security from Google Play Protect will keep functioning on your existing Huawei device.”

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